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Classic (formerly known as Expert) is the largest card set in Hearthstone, with 245 collectible cards. The Classic set serves as one of the two core card sets in Hearthstone, the other being the Basic set. The set was first made available to the public in January 2014 when beta-testing was first announced for the game, in the era of Classic Hearthstone.

The Classic set's purpose is to ground players in a core set in which players will always be familiar with, in the face of an ever-changing pool of cards available to be played in Standard format. The Classic and Basic sets are the only two permanent sets that will always be available to be played in Standard format, while all other sets will eventually move over time to Wild format.

Classic cards frequently feature as core cards in successful decks, and the developers constantly monitor the set's power to ensure the cards do not form too large a proportion of decklists, thus causing the meta to become excessively stale. Consequently, throughout Hearthstone's history, many major and minor card changes have been implemented to cards in the Classic set, and occasionally certain Classic cards have been moved to Wild format in the Hall of Fame set, with new card additions taking their place in Classic.

How to get[edit | edit source]

As a Standard format card set, Classic card packs can be purchased from the in-game shop using gold or real money. They can also be purchased online in the Blizzard Shop for real money.

Classic card packs can be found as rewards given in the Arena, the Tavern Brawl, various quests, and periodic Hearthstone special promotion events. Classic card packs can also be obtained from the Welcome Bundle. Individual Classic cards can be found in the Highest Rank Bonus chest, for Golden cards only. Classic cards can also be crafted.

Classic cards may be of common, rare, epic, or legendary rarity.

Cards[edit | edit source]

The Classic card set features 245 collectible cards, including 110 neutral cards and 135 class cards (15 for each class). Classic cards can be recognized by the iconic Hearthstone swirl behind the card text.

Neutral[edit | edit source]

Common (40 cards)
Wisp(273).png
Abusive Sergeant(577).png
Argent Squire(473).png
Leper Gnome(513).png
Shieldbearer(24).png
Southsea Deckhand(103).png
Worgen Infiltrator(112).png
Young Dragonhawk(629).png
Amani Berserker(641).png
Bloodsail Raider(637).png
Dire Wolf Alpha(305).png
Faerie Dragon(213).png
Loot Hoarder(395).png
Mad Bomber(80).png
Youthful Brewmaster(247).png
Acolyte of Pain(428).png
Earthen Ring Farseer(557).png
Flesheating Ghoul(610).png
Harvest Golem(386).png
Ironbeak Owl(500).png
Jungle Panther(392).png
Raging Worgen(95).png
Scarlet Crusader(475).png
Tauren Warrior(477).png
Thrallmar Farseer(265).png
Ancient Brewmaster(572).png
Cult Master(140).png
Dark Iron Dwarf(128).png
Dread Corsair(261).png
Mogu'shan Warden(346).png
Silvermoon Guardian(634).png
Spellbreaker(42).png
Fen Creeper(476).png
Silver Hand Knight(648).png
Spiteful Smith(627).png
Stranglethorn Tiger(338).png
Venture Co. Mercenary(509).png
Frost Elemental(598).png
Priestess of Elune(138).png
Windfury Harpy(675).png
Rare (36 cards)
Angry Chicken(57).png
Bloodsail Corsair(453).png
Lightwarden(436).png
Murloc Tidecaller(420).png
Secretkeeper(483).png
Young Priestess(123).png
Ancient Watcher(153).png
Crazed Alchemist(612).png
Knife Juggler(422).png
Mana Addict(67).png
Mana Wraith(197).png
Master Swordsmith(584).png
Pint-Sized Summoner(54).png
Sunfury Protector(372).png
Wild Pyromancer(25).png
Alarm-o-Bot(425).png
Arcane Golem(97).png
Coldlight Seer(424).png
Demolisher(212).png
Emperor Cobra(625).png
Imp Master(178).png
Injured Blademaster(209).png
Mind Control Tech(368).png
Questing Adventurer(157).png
Ancient Mage(176).png
Defender of Argus(542).png
Twilight Drake(360).png
SI-7 Infiltrator(90688).png
Violet Teacher(523).png
Abomination(597).png
Stampeding Kodo(389).png
Argent Commander(463).png
Gadgetzan Auctioneer(131).png
Sunwalker(221).png
Ravenholdt Assassin(518).png
Arcane Devourer(90689).png
Epic (10 cards)
Hungry Crab(660).png
Doomsayer(467).png
Blood Knight(75).png
Murloc Warleader(222).png
Southsea Captain(324).png
Big Game Hunter(73).png
Faceless Manipulator(450).png
Barrens Stablehand(90687).png
Sea Giant(614).png
Mountain Giant(264).png
Legendary (24 cards)
Bloodmage Thalnos(525).png
Lorewalker Cho(456).png
Millhouse Manastorm(339).png
Nat Pagle(19).png
Brightwing(90685).png
King Mukla(373).png
Tinkmaster Overspark(245).png
Captain Greenskin(267).png
Harrison Jones(602).png
Leeroy Jenkins(674).png
Cairne Bloodhoof(498).png
Hogger(39).png
Illidan Stormrage(203).png
The Beast(179).png
The Black Knight(396).png
Baron Geddon(539).png
High Inquisitor Whitemane(90686).png
Gruul(18).png
Alexstrasza(303).png
Malygos(241).png
Nozdormu(285).png
Onyxia(432).png
Ysera(495).png
Deathwing(474).png
Uncollectible
Bananas(231).png
Damaged Golem(200).png
Flame of Azzinoth(685).png
Imp(321).png
Squire(21).png
Squirrel(469).png
Violet Apprentice(63).png
Whelp(527).png
Gnoll(565).png
Devilsaur(354).png
Finkle Einhorn(541).png
Baine Bloodhoof(359).png
Dream cards
Dream(561).png
Nightmare(334).png
Ysera Awakens(235).png
Laughing Sister(116).png
Emerald Drake(534).png

Class cards[edit | edit source]

There are a total of 135 collectible class cards in the Classic set.

Druid[edit | edit source]

Power of the Wild(165).png
Wrath(633).png
Mark of Nature(149).png
Soul of the Forest(311).png
Druid of the Claw(587).png
Gift of the Wild(90690).png
Savagery(148).png
Bite(266).png
Keeper of the Grove(459).png
Starfall(464).png
Nourish(120).png
Force of Nature(237).png
Ancient of Lore(34).png
Ancient of War(242).png
Cenarius(605).png
Uncollectible
Treant(272).png
Treant(181).png
Panther(190).png
Treant(337).png
Druid of the Claw(408).png
Druid of the Claw(45).png
Choice cards
Ancient Secrets(243).png
Ancient Teachings(517).png
Demigod's Favor(358).png
Dispel(524).png
Leader of the Pack(204).png
Thick Hide(133).png
Tiger's Fury(430).png
Moonfire(111).png
Rampant Growth(58).png
Enrich(485).png
Rooted(375).png
Shan'do's Lesson(159).png
Starlord(195).png
Stellar Drift(653).png
Summon a Panther(219).png
Uproot(262).png
Solar Wrath.png
Nature's Wrath.png
Bear Form(662).png
Cat Form(287).png
Fandral Staghelm

The introduction of Fandral Staghelm in Whispers of the Old Gods added another uncollectible card to this set, produced when playing Druid of the Claw while in control of Fandral.


Druid of the Claw(35256).png

Hunter[edit | edit source]

Explosive Trap(344).png
Freezing Trap(99).png
Snipe(553).png
Scavenging Hyena(279).png
Deadly Shot(239).png
Unleash the Hounds(317).png
Flare(630).png
Misdirection(447).png
Eaglehorn Bow(363).png
Explosive Shot(114).png
Savannah Highmane(8).png
Bestial Wrath(304).png
Snake Trap(210).png
Gladiator's Longbow(278).png
King Krush(194).png
Uncollectible
Hound(290).png
Snake(512).png
Hyena(689).png

Mage[edit | edit source]

Tome of Intellect(90140).png
Mana Wyrm(263).png
Sorcerer's Apprentice(4).png
Ice Barrier(672).png
Mirror Entity(569).png
Cone of Cold(26).png
Counterspell(531).png
Kirin Tor Mage(411).png
Vaporize(160).png
Ethereal Arcanist(125).png
Blizzard(276).png
Icicle(90139).png
Spellbender(309).png
Pyroblast(496).png
Archmage Antonidas(220).png
Uncollectible
Spellbender(645).png

Paladin[edit | edit source]

Blessing of Wisdom(100).png
Eye for an Eye(206).png
Noble Sacrifice(158).png
Redemption(657).png
Repentance(642).png
Argent Protector(191).png
Aldor Peacekeeper(23).png
Equality(383).png
Blessed Champion(7).png
Holy Wrath(355).png
Righteousness(90684).png
Sword of Justice(567).png
Avenging Wrath(142).png
Lay on Hands(506).png
Tirion Fordring(391).png
Uncollectible
Defender(318).png
Ashbringer(53).png

Priest[edit | edit source]

Circle of Healing(38).png
Silence(544).png
Inner Fire(207).png
Thoughtsteal(62).png
Lightspawn(192).png
Temple Enforcer(232).png
Lightwell(117).png
Auchenai Soulpriest(656).png
Mass Dispel(249).png
Shadow Madness(442).png
Holy Fire(457).png
Shadowform(421).png
Mindgames(301).png
Cabal Shadow Priest(147).png
Prophet Velen(228).png
Uncollectible
Mind Spike(70).png
Mind Shatter(229).png
Shadow of Nothing(582).png

Rogue[edit | edit source]

Shadowstep(550).png
Pilfer(90142).png
Betrayal(198).png
Cold Blood(92).png
Defias Ringleader(417).png
Eviscerate(382).png
Blade Flurry(244).png
Headcrack(135).png
Perdition's Blade(82).png
SI-7 Agent(286).png
Master of Disguise(127).png
Preparation(364).png
Patient Assassin(14).png
Kidnapper(562).png
Edwin VanCleef(3).png
Uncollectible
Defias Bandit(9).png

Shaman[edit | edit source]

Dust Devil(129).png
Earth Shock(77).png
Forked Lightning(530).png
Lightning Bolt(10).png
Stormforged Axe(152).png
Unbound Elemental(51).png
Ancestral Spirit(526).png
Feral Spirit(214).png
Lava Burst(679).png
Lightning Storm(676).png
Mana Tide Totem(613).png
Far Sight(107).png
Doomhammer(172).png
Earth Elemental(124).png
Al'Akir the Windlord(335).png
Uncollectible
Spirit Wolf(451).png

Warlock[edit | edit source]

Blood Imp(196).png
Call of the Void(90141).png
Flame Imp(85).png
Demonfire(452).png
Sense Demons(327).png
Summoning Portal(566).png
Felguard(236).png
Void Terror(119).png
Shadowflame(673).png
Siphon Soul(573).png
Siegebreaker(90683).png
Pit Lord(402).png
Bane of Doom(670).png
Twisting Nether(398).png
Lord Jaraxxus(482).png
Uncollectible
INFERNO!(83).png
Blood Fury(669).png
Worthless Imp(230).png

Warrior[edit | edit source]

Inner Rage(366).png
Battle Rage(664).png
Cruel Taskmaster(328).png
Rampage(454).png
Slam(215).png
Arathi Weaponsmith(504).png
Upgrade!(638).png
Armorsmith(644).png
Commanding Shout(166).png
Frothing Berserker(69).png
Mortal Strike(345).png
Shield Slam(50).png
Brawl(297).png
Gorehowl(96).png
Grommash Hellscream(643).png
Uncollectible
Battle Axe(403).png
Heavy Axe(583).png

Battlefield[edit | edit source]

Four battlefields were available when the game first released.

History[edit | edit source]

See also: Hearthstone timeline

Development[edit | edit source]

See also: Design and development of Hearthstone

Card changes[edit | edit source]

See also: Card changes

The following is a list of game-changing updates that have been implemented to the cards in the Classic set since beta. Similarly, for card changes in the Basic set, please see Card changes in the Basic set.

Beta

Patch 1.0.0.3890 (2013-10-02)

  • Wrath can no longer be cast on heroes.
  • Cenarius costs 9 (up from 8).
  • Starfall can now only hit minions. [Previously: 'Choose One - Deal 5 damage to an enemy; or 2 damage to all of them.']
  • Ancient of Lore’s Healing option now only restores 5 Health. (down from 8)
  • Savagery costs 1 (down from 3), and must target a single minion. [Previously: 'Deal damage equal to your hero's Attack to all enemy minions.']
  • Scavenging Hyena – Now only triggers from your own Beasts. [Previously also triggered from enemy Beasts]
  • Sorcerer's Apprentice has 1 more Attack. [Now a 3/2, up from a 2/2]
  • Prophet Velen – Now also doubles the damage and healing of your Hero Power. [Previously only spells]
  • Cabal Shadow Priest – now a 4/5 (up from 3/4).
  • Lightspawn has 1 more Health. [Now a 0/5, up from a 0/4]
  • Divine Favor now costs 1 more. [Now costs 3, up from 2]
  • Preparation – Now reduces next spell cost by 3 (up from 2).
  • Defias Ringleader has 1 less Health. [Now a 2/2, down from a 2/3]
  • Conceal costs 1 Mana (up from 0).
  • Headcrack costs 3 Mana (up from 2).
  • Edwin VanCleef is now a 2/2, but no longer has Stealth. [Previously a 1/1 with 'Stealth. Combo: Gain +2/+2 for each other card played this turn.']
  • Pit Lord - Now a 5/6 with ‘Battlecry: Deal 5 damage to your hero’. [Previously a 7/5 with 'Battlecry: Deal 7 damage to your hero.']
  • Cruel Taskmaster has 1 more Health. [Now a 2/2, up from a 2/1]
  • Inner Rage’s +2 Attack effect no longer goes away at the end of the turn.
  • Battle Rage costs 3 (up from 2), and also counts damaged heroes.
  • Frothing Berserker has 1 more Attack. [Now a 2/4, up from a 1/4]
  • Commanding Shout now costs 2 (up from 1) and also draws you a card.
  • Sunfury Protector now only gives adjacent minions Taunt. Previously: Battlecry: Your other minions gain Taunt.
  • Mana Wraith – Now a 2/2 (was a 1/3).
  • Pint-sized Summoner – The cost reduction has been reduced from 2 to 1.
  • Injured Blademaster has 1 more Attack. [Now a 4/7, up from a 3/7]
  • Lorewalker Cho has 1 less Attack. [Now a 0/4, down from a 1/4]
  • The Beast is now 9/7 (was 10/6).
  • Lightwarden now gains +2 Attack per heal. [Previously gained +1]
  • Twilight Drake is now a 4/1 with ‘Battlecry: Gain +1 Health for each card in your hand.’ [Previously: a 1/1 with 'Battlecry: Gain +1/+1 for each card in your hand.']
  • Captain Greenskin is now a 5/4 with ‘Battlecry: Give your weapon +1/+1.’ [Previously a 5/5 with 'Whenever you attack with your hero, draw a card.']

Patch 1.0.0.3937 (2013-10-17)

  • Battle Rage now costs 2 (down from 3) and now only counts friendly characters.

Patch 1.0.0.4217 (2013-12-10)

  • Unleash the Hounds has been reworked and now reads: “(4) For each enemy minion, summon a 1/1 Hound with Charge”.
  • Flame Imp’s Battlecry now deals 3 damage (up from 2).
  • Argent Commander is now a 4/2 (was a 4/3).

Patch 1.0.0.4243 (2013-12-18)

Patch 1.0.0.4458 (2014-01-16)

  • Unleash the Hounds now costs 2 (down from 4)
  • Pyroblast now costs 10 (up from 8)
  • Blood Imp is now a 0/1 (down from 1/1) and now reads: Stealth. At the end of your turn, give another random friendly minion +1 Health. [Previously: Stealth. Your other minions have +1 Health.]

Patch 1.0.0.4944 (2014-03-11)

  • Tinkmaster Overspark is now a 3/3 (up from 2/2) and now reads: Battlecry: Transform another random minion into a 5/5 Devilsaur or a 1/1 Squirrel. [Previously: Battlecry: Transform a minion into a 5/5 Devilsaur or a 1/1 Squirrel at random.]
  • Nat Pagle now reads: At the start of your turn, you have a 50% chance to draw an extra card. [Previously: At the end of your turn, you have a 50% chance to draw a card.]
2014

Patch 1.0.0.5314 (2014-05-08)

Patch 1.1.0.6024 (2014-07-22)

  • Eaglehorn Bow now reads “Whenever a friendly Secret is revealed, gain +1 Durability”.

Patch 1.2.0.6485 (2014-09-22)

Patch 2.0.0.7234 (2014-12-04)

2015

Patch 2.4.0.8311 (2015-03-31)

  • Bane of Doom can now summon any collectible Demon. [Previously limited to Blood Imp, Voidwalker, Flame Imp, Dread Infernal, Succubus and Felguard]

Patch 2.7.0.9166 (2015-06-15)

  • Shadow of Nothing (created by Mindgames when the opponent's deck has no minions remaining in it) no longer has a hidden triggered effect which destroys itself at the end of the turn.
2016

Patch 5.0.0.12574 (2016-04-24)

  • Ancient of Lore - Card text changed from "Choose One - Draw 2 cards; or Restore 5 Health." to "Choose One - Draw a card; or Restore 5 Health."
  • Force of Nature - Cost reduced from 6 to 5. Card text changed from "Summon three 2/2 Treants with Charge that die at the end of the turn." to "Summon three 2/2 Treants." Treants summoned by this spell no longer have Charge but no longer die at the end of the turn.
  • Keeper of the Grove - Changed from a 2/4 to a 2/2.
  • Ironbeak Owl - Cost increased from 2 to 3.
  • Big Game Hunter - Cost increased from 3 to 5.
  • Blade Flurry - Cost increased from 2 to 4. Card text changed from "Destroy your weapon and deal its damage to all enemies." to "Destroy your weapon and deal its damage to all enemy minions."
  • Knife Juggler - Changed from a 3/2 to a 2/2.
  • Leper Gnome - Changed from a 2/1 to a 1/1.
  • Arcane Golem - Changed from a 4/2 to a 4/4. No longer has Charge.
  • Molten Giant - Cost increased from 20 to 25.
  • Master of Disguise - Card text changed from "Battlecry: Give a friendly minion Stealth." to "Battlecry: Give a friendly minion Stealth until your next turn."

Patch 6.1.3.14830 (2016-10-03)

Patch 6.2.0.15181 (2016-10-20)

2017

Patch 8.0.0.18336 (2017-04-04)

Patch 9.1.0.20970 (2017-09-18)

  • Murloc Warleader now reads: Your other Murlocs have +2 Attack. (Down from +2 Attack, +1 Health)
2018

Patch 11.0.0.23966 (2018-04-10)

Patch 12.2.0.27358 (2018-10-18)

Patch 12.4.0.27405 (2018-11-05)

Patch 13.0.3.28329 (2018-12-19)

  • Nourish – Now costs 6 mana, up from 5.
2019

Patch 13.2.0.28855 (2019-02-05)

Patch 14.0.0.29933 (2019-04-09)

Patch 14.6.0.31761 (2019-07-01)


Videos[edit | edit source]

The original Classic and Basic cards when they first released in January 2014 for beta-testing.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-12-01).